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been said about this pledge and i will tell you, when i go to the constituents that re-elected me, it is not about that pledge. it really is about trying to solve problems. and so if right now the question is, how do you do that? well, john boehner went to the white house ten days ago and said republicans in the house are willing to put revenues on the table. that was a big move, right? >> a big move? huh? the gop has always been open to raising revenue. governor romney even promised to do that. it seems awfully similar to what speaker boehner offered a year ago during debt talks. >> we have an agreement on a revenue number. there was an agreement on some additional revenues. >> i stuck my neck out a mile and i put revenues on the table. >> revenues on the table? the gop is essentially offering the same thing they did a year ago. plus, they want to keep tack rates for the wealthy the same. they want to cut entitlements, postpone pentagon cuts, and now they are putting health care on the table. mr. cantor says the gop has presented a big move. nah. losing an election is big. i'm st
along with a majority in the house and regularly re-electing democratic or republican presidents. i think the best route is for the first one. get this filibuster thing done and get it back to what it was back in the 1930s, when we could all root for jimmy stewart and hope he could be that corrupt political machine we all love to hate in that greatest of all political movies. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >> thanks, chris. and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, the mccain gang wants what it wants. today u.n. ambassador susan rice went to capitol hill to meet with the three republican senators who have been her harshest critics over what she said on sunday talk shows about the attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. it was a meeting ambassador rice requested to try and clear the air. she went to the meetings with the acting cia director. but the republican senators were not swayed, not in the least. in fact, it sounded like they had settled on their talking points. here's what they said aft
6th, the election is over. >> presidential election, your prediction was wrong. >> big time. >> people are open on entitlement reform in a way they haven't been in the past. >> my analysis based on fact, not emotion. >> oh, my -- >> oh, wow. >> things people are saying about the election that are not true, but it makes them feel better to say it anyway. >> we start on a very important day that the world can be thankful for. a cease-fire in the middle east. secretary of state hillary clinton is heading home now after she and her egyptian counterpart announced the deal to end hostilities and greater cooperation between israel and gaza in the near future. >> the united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease-fire in gaza, for it to hold, the rocket attacks must end. a broader calm returned. the people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence and today's agreement is a step in the right direction that we should build on. >> this news comes after more than a week of violence that claimed 140 palestinian and 5 israeli lives. obviously, this day
the election was all about. john boehner, if he is serious, will have to find out, but he certainly isn't very smart. the congressional budget office estimates, they show that the affordable care act will actually reduce the deficit. it doesn't make a lot of sense to get rid of a deficit reduction program, as part of a deficit reduction deal. the white house already rejected boehner's idea. obama care will not be part of debt negotiations. boehner is up to something here, don't you think? something else, that is. if you watch john boehner closely over the last two weeks, you can see him laying the ground work for the latest ploy. he call eed obama care the law the land, but also tried to link it to obama care and the budget. >> you had said, next year, that you would repeal the health care vote. that's still your mission? >> well, i think the election changes that. it's pretty clear that the president was re-elected. obama care is the law of the land. i think there are parts of the health care law that are going to be very difficult to implement. and very expensive. and at a time where we're t
for a major national security breakdown three weeks before the election. that is our job. >> senator durbin, you were shaking your head there. >> if this was an nfl game, they would be criticized for piling on. she got the report from the intelligence committee and reported it to the public. just exactly what we expect her to do. they have decided not to include the al qaeda reference so we wouldn't compromise your sources in benghazi and libya and now we have the committees of jurisdiction, the foreign relations committee and homeland security committee all taking an honest, bipartisan look at this. it's the way it should be done. george, i have enough time here in washington to remember when president ronald reagan in lebanon saw our embassy attack and then a barracks bombed where 230 u.s. marines were killed. that sort of thing should at least call the attention of the united states to look to ways to avoid these tragedies in the future. instead this has just been a dance fest to go after ambassador rice. that should come to an end. let's get down to the basic issues as the state departm
that the president has, and i think he said this after the election, his mandate is to protect the middle class and help people enter and stay in the middle class. how do we do that? make sure medicaid is there in the future, that it is as strong and efficient to carry -- >> but he's going to be open to changes to all of this stuff? >> he has a plan on the table, so it's a little bit of a discussion that we've already had. >> let's talk about the politics a minute. the future of obama for america. how much a part of the dnc does it become? how do you do in 2014 what obama for america was incapable of doing in 2010? >> well, let's talk about 2014. those decisions are being made now whether obama for america gets housed at the dnc -- >> could it be a separate organization? >> or it could be a separate organization. i think that coming out of the 2008 election organizing for america, which was really -- >> but you housed it in the dnc. >> right. those decisions are being made now. but i will say that 2012 is a little bit different than 2008. the american people nope the preside president. they kno
. and that is to build some public support tap on the good feeling from his re-election to give -- as ryan pointed out. there's some democrats including powerful ones like harry reid that say medicare and medicaid have to be off the table. those democrats do not include president obama who has made it clear he's open to a discussion about medicare and medicaid. and you usually would think there's not enough time to do serious entitlement reform. but the fact is, we've been talking about this set of issues for a year and more, lots of blueprints out there, including simpson/bowles. i think it is possible that will be part of a deal that is reached before the end of the year. >> this morning, dick durbin didn't really want to get into specifics. you aren't hearing a lot of numbers from a lot of people, but did say he was encouraged. take a listen. >> if i sound bland and general at this point, it's exactly to the point he made. when the doors close and we sit down with revenue on one side, entitlements on the other, then we get specific and come up with a bipartisan plan. >> ryan, to susan's point of wh
the turkish border. >> suarez: we continue our conversations with newly-elected senators. judy woodruff talks with virginia democrat tim kaine. >> i intend to hit the ground on january 3 very much running. > running. we can make progress quickly if we listen to each other and find those points of common ground they think do exist. >> brown: mark shields and david brooks analyze the weeks news. >> suarez: spencer michels has the story of a growing crackdown on dissidents and journalists in iran. >> brown: and we close with poet jennifer fitzgerald on hurricane sandy's destructive path through her home town of staten island. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the
, and it has become susan rice for quite some time during the election period as well as this time frame, and that seems to be a where a lot of public focus is, even though they raise criticisms about the intelligence community nor broadly. >> absolutely. kelly, thank you so much. joining me now is former state department middle east officer joel ruben, and molly ball and michael skirmonsih and jimmy williams. you heard kelly o'donnell report that the face of all of this is susan rice, but we know that the intelligence, the talking points, if you will, did not originate from her or the u.n. is it appropriate she's the face of all of this in your opinion? >> thank you, tamron, for having me on. it's unfortunate that dr. rice has become the face of this, because, in fact, she is a highly regarded accomplished civil servant leading our mission in the united nations. she was put in the spotlight in order to communicate what the intelligence community and administration believed to be the best way to communicate the attack on benghazi. rightly now congress is looking at the question of what w
. these are four state department workers who knew the dangers of what they were involved in. they elected to be there. it is a tragic loss of life, but it's not one that we, you know, obviously as the senator said, this is a terrible intelligence failure. but what is the case moving forward? now that rice has gone up there and done her due diligence with meeting three of her harshest critics, how does she move on from this if she is the one, again, by these three senators be pinned with, well, she was wrong the whole time? >> thomas, that's a good question. i would say that the focus here, i really think should be on what happened catching these terrorists and making sure it doesn't happen again. and i think with this overheated rhetoric, we're missing the point, and that is to really investigate the security around the consulate and then what happened afterwards. and i think that's where we should be focusing our energy. i think that, look, if the president chooses to nominate her to be secretary of state, she's very well qualified. she should be able to receive a fair hearing from in th
. president obama's re-election means the taxes for upper income earners are going up one way or another. speaker john boehner deserves some leeway to try to mitigate the damage by negotiating a larger tax reform. leeway to negotiate sounds pretty sane to me. for some, of course, that's a great big lump of coal wrapped up as an early christmas present. >> revenue that happens to be the democratic code word for tax increases. that is simply not an acceptable position for any true conservative. republicans were not elected to rubber stamp obama's agenda. >> seems some news personalities may be taking a tax increase on the highest earners somewhat personally. anyway, republicans didn't win the white house or the senate. i wonder what other conservatives have to say about that. >> the republicans are in a shocking amount of disarray right now. the republican party has not developed an alternative idea set other than what mitt romney and paul ryan were campaigning on and sort of by default it has become their opening negotiation position. >> i see. so their opening position is the one that wa
is going on? >>guest: republicans lost the election. it was about tax policy. most republicans want to get a deal they have to give something up. they will want something in run so if they bend on taxes they will want an entitlement reform, so, that is the rub, but, republicans do not want to raise the rates with you they want to eliminate the tax loopholes and bay down the debt. that would break grover's pledge. >>neil: i have the pledge, something that a lot of the guys signed on to, quite a few but what stands out is the second part of the pledge, you oppose any elimination of deductions and credits unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates. it is the tax rate stuff that will not help. what do we make of either this moment of reality, this post election come to whoever moment or what? >>guest: the democrats have been frustrated with the g.o.p.'s sticking to the pledge and now, president obama won a second term, it is very important that any deal they sign off on would break part of the pledge. i don't think the democrats will sign off on anything that doesn't at lea
talking behind the scenes and president obama has already hosted congressional leaders for a post election sit-down. but the president is also launching a new pr effort, a campaign, some are calling it here, starting with the white house meeting today, of small business owners. then tomorrow, the president hosts more business owners and a group of middle class americans who would be hurt if the tax hikes take effect the first of the year. then friday, a campaign style stop in pennsylvania, a toy factory of all places, highlighting the importance of middle class consumers in this holiday season. but back in washington, senate leaders, they are speaking out. you have democrat harry reid saying the president won the election. and it is time for republicans to fall in line. meantime, republican mitch mcconnell not impressed with the president's plans to go back on the road. take a listen. >> look, we already know the president is a very good campaigner, congratulate him on his re-election. what we don't know is whether he has the leadership qualities necessary to lead it a bipartisan agreement
the president is fond of susan rice. you saw that in the press conference after the election. he really forcefully defended her. you saw more passionate people had been waiting for from the president. if there's a time to push someone, the president believes is the best personed to the job, it's after you win the election in a pretty strong way. so the president, i think, if he wants to push her, now is the team to do it. it's interesting that so many senators such as john mccain and lindsey graham oppose her. policy-wise she's closer to them in terms of policy and intervention and human rights than, say, senator john kerry, for example. >> amanamanda, you referenced t press conference where the president went to bat for susan rice. let's actually take a listen to them. >> for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who this nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmurch her reputation is outrageous. when they gt after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a prob
the iranians, remember they have a presidential election coming up, and if there's a deal cut and it's associated to someone who might be running for president, you better believe it. the opponents will try to attack it and try to undermine them. we've seen that will before. this is an executive issue. it's also an united nations issue and a p-5 plus one. i think the president of the united states comes in and says, look, we have the leaders of france and britain and china and russia and the u.n. and we're trying to prevent nuclear weapons, you know, you should probably not meddle in this. that's a winnable argument. i think particularly coming out of this -- obama out of a strong election. no one like gaddafi. no one liked libya. no one liked the soviets. it's doable. >> to partially answer the same question. the issue for many in congress is whether this negotiation quote-unquote allows iran to continue enriching at the 3.5% level or not. the historical position of the united states going back to the early 2000's has been that there should be a suspension of all enrichment as a con
an election. >> ambassador rice said today absolutely it was wrong. i don't understand the cia said clearly that information was wrong. and they knew by the 22nd it was wrong. yet, they have not cleared that up with the american people. >> in a statement just now, susan rice admits that the initial information about a protest in benghazi was incorrect, but says no one intended to mislead the public. business as usual, congress is back and picks up just where it left off. stalemated over tax rates and entitlement spending. >> unfortunately, there's one obstacle standing between congress and compromise, grover norquist. for years, norquist has bullied lawmakers willing to put their oath of office or promise to serve constituents ahead of their pledge to this anti-tax zell lot. >> the washington democrats, every dollar that's ever been secured for anything is sacred. every dollar secured for anything is sacred. and they'll defend it to the death regardless of what it means for jobs, or the economy. >>> coming up here, the it's top economic adviser alan krueger. clashes in cairo today, more pro
coverage. a private meeting between the two of them. i think it's designed to say the election is over, mitt romney did win about 47.5% of the vote of the american public, a recognition of that fact and recognition by the president if there is a grand bargain to be done he's going to need the help of republicans. i don't know how much mitt romney will play a role in that. i think mitt romney this is the guy i beat, he represents a significant constituency that voted against me, we're going to bring him in and talk to him. i don't expect much substantive to come to it. symbolism, saying the election is over and move on and work for the country. >> it is symbolic. we've seen this drama before, but in the past it's been with a republican nominee who frankly carries more political weight within his own party and held a constituency there. in this case he's not elected to anything, not a sitting senator, a defeated presidential candidate but someone who still plays a role in politics. this is about sending a signal of niceness and appealing to higher angels we as a country can move on. >> m
on electoral threats is that that's really where the leverage is felt to members of congress. elections have a way of focusing the mind. unless members think they are imperilled two years from now, based on what they do here, it will be very difficult for i think for the outside game to leave a mark. >> fear is a great motivator. rana, what's interesting is the president's singular focus on the bush tax cuts. we have a fiscal curve/cliff/mole hill, however you choose to describe it, that includes, of course, the bush tax cuts, but also, the bigger piece is sequestration and the payroll tax cut again. another fight the president has had before. what do you make of his focus only on the bush tax cuts and specifically the middle income earners. >> this was a theme throughout the campaign, something he came out early on and hit hard on. it underscores this larger issue about inequality in this country which is an economic problem. you can't have a sustained recovery when 98% of the population hasn't gotten a raise in the last few years or decades depending on who they are. i think people are sta
situation is different. >> i'm not obligated on the pledge. i made tennesseans aware, i was just elected, that the only thing i'm monitoring is the oath that i take when i serve when i'm sworn in this january. >> reporter: gop lawmakers bluntly stating to alert the fiscal cliff, they're ready to break from grover norquist and the pledge he's got most republicans to sign to never raise taxes. norquist waste nod time hitting back on cnn's s"starting point" >> it doesn't pass the laugh test. if you want to go to your voters and say, i promised you this and i'm breaking that problem, you can have that conversation with them. but you don't have an argument with me. you've made a commitment to your voters. >> reporter: the question, will more republicans rebel against the pledge? republican and democratic aides tell cnn despite the compromising talk it won't have much impact at all on the fiscal cliff negotiations. there's little evidence of progress from staff level talks over the thanksgiving break and no hints from senate leaders just back in town. >> the senate has spoken and president oba
president obama getting ready to hold his first cabinet meeting since being re-elected. and keep in mind, some members of that cabinet, they will not be there for long. but first, the fiscal cliff battle here that landed in your lap today. president obama, even wants you to tweet about it. the president went full court press asking americans to pressure congress to keep middle class tax cuts for families earning $250,000 or less. >> it is too important for washington to screw this up. now is the time for us to work on what we all agree to, which is let's keep middle class taxes low. tweet, use the hashag my2k or e-mail, post it on a member of congress' facebook wall, do what it takes to communicate a sense of urgency. i'll sign this bill as soon as congress sends it my way. i got to repeat, i've got a pen. i'm ready to sign it. so -- >> the president wants republicans to first agree to keep the middle class tax cuts, and then he wants to move on and tackle the rest of the fiscal cliff problems. do not count on groundswell of republican support. in fact, one republican, congressman tom co
our nation's massive debt challenge. >>> a special election following jesse jackson jr.'s resignation from congress. jackson says he needs to spend time, quote, restoring my health. jackson mysteriously disappeared from capitol hill in may and his office later revealed he was dealing with depression and had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. health concerns aren't the only thing jackson is facing, though. ted rowlands is in chicago. good morning, ted. >> reporter: good morning, carol. yeah. well, the health concerns are significant. he had two stints at the mayo clinic. talking to family members, that was the main reason why he just couldn't move forward. and he gave his letter of resignation to john boehner yesterday. in that letter, though, for the first time -- this is what you were alluding to, carol, he did acknowledge he knows he is the subject of a federal investigation for possible misuse of campaign funds. and in that letter at one point he said talking about that, i'm doing my best to address the situation responsibly, cooperate with the investigators and accept responsib
post election lame duck session and talk about lame, if the senate doesn't act here, if the house doesn't act, if the president doesn't act, in unison, your taxes are going up come january 1st to help raise revenue to pay down the national debt. stay with me here for a moment because we'll show you exactly, you know, how much your taxes will be rising. but here's the thing. it doesn't have to happen, this predetermined jump in income taxes and the new parlor game on capitol hill is to pick the next republican, follow me here who is willing to break a no tax pledge made to a very powerful lobbyist, in order to cut a deal with the democrats to focus the pain of new taxes on the wealthy. see this picture? see these three guys. here is yet another republican speaking just this morning. >> i'm not obligated on the pledge. i made tennesseans aware i was just elected that the only thing i'm honoring is the oath that i take when i serve when i'm sworn in this january. >> so republican senator bob corker is saying his oath of office trumps any no tax pledge made to washington lobbyist grover nor
of a contentious presidential election campaign. >> reporter: after meeting with rice for more than an hour, collins emerged questioning her judgment in giving the public what turned out to be incorrect information in the days after the deadly attack in benghazi. and the main republican was lukewarm about the prospect of rice as secretary of state. if president obama were to nominate susan rice to be the next secretary of state, could you support that nomination? >> i would need to have additional information before i could support her nomination. >> reporter: collins has gone out of her way to support rice in the past. even introducing rice family ties to maine at a confirmation hearing for u.n. ambassador. >> the people of maine are proud of what this remarkable woman has accomplished. >> reporter: whether collins supports rice now for a promotion is crucial because of the raw numbers. rice would likely need 60 votes to overcome a filibuster by these gop senators assuming all 55 senator who is will caucus with democrats next year vote to confirm rice, she would still need five republicans
promised the people of egypt when you were elected president. >> reporter: now the egyptian president is putting himself above zwrui additional oversight they stressed the move was only temporary designed to hold people accountable in the previous regime but nevertheless democrats are nervous. one leading senator was asked what message should obama give the egyptian leader. >> he has to express those concerns and say obviously we wanted this change to be not just democratic but also be supportive of stability and also minorities and human rights in egypt. >> reporter: with the danger of instability the egyptian stock market was down more than 9%. >> heather: thank you very much. >> gregg: new york con man peter king announced he will be stepping down from the committee. he is obligated to step down because of term limits self-imposed by the republican party as chairman he helped ensure that new york received crucial federal funding to help combat terrorism. his replacement is not yet announced. he will devote to his new time as the homeland's panel of counterterrorism subcommittee. >>
suspicions he illegally accepted donations from france's richest woman to fund his 2007 election. he denies the allegations. >>> and the national park service says the statue of liberty, ellis island, both will not reopen to visit thers year. those sites have been closed for cleanup and repairs since superstorm sandy hit last month. >> right now as we prepare to gather around our din kerr tables, there are families in the northeast who don't have that luxury. many of them have lost everything to hurricane sandy; homes, possessions, even loved ones. and it will be a long time before life gets back to normal for them. but in the midst of so much tragedy, there are also glimmers of hope. ainsley: that's president obama in his thanksgiving address pointing to the hardships and the hope for so many individuals. their lives forever changed by the storm sandy as they begin that long road of recovery. anna coyman is live from far rockaway in queens right here in new york. anna, how are those folks rebuilding and celebrating today? >> reporter: well, hey there, ainsley, happy thanksgiving to you and
national election. dan lothian is at the white house right now where that man is about to meet the man who did win the election, the president, and this is of course, dan, not exactly how mitt romney was hoping to walk through the doors of the white house, is it? >> reporter: no, not at all. i mean, i think he would have loved to have had it be the other way around where he is the president inviting former president obama to come here. no, the two will be sitting down here at the white house tomorrow having a private lunch in the private dining room. there will be no press coverage but we hope that perhaps there will abphoto. remember back on election night the president talked about looking forward to sitting down with governor romney to talk about ways to move the country forward. this after a very tough campaign where either during the debates or out there on the campaign trail each of the candidates have had very strong words about each other's vision for the country. the president was asked about when he would be meeting with mitt romney during his news conference following the electi
that they lost -- they tried to sell their ideas to the american people. they lost the election. so is the president right of going on the road? absolutely! i'm glad to see him do it. you know what? you know what he's doing? exactly what ronald reagan did! >> whoa, whoa, careful, bill! how dare you invoke the name the holy one! >> bill: that's exactly -- i think the president is right on. how about you. 1-866-55-press. let's talk about it. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." live on your radio and current tv. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: heard around the country and seen on current tv this is the "bill press show." >> bill: 24 minutes after the hour. congresswoman karen bass joining us in studio in the next segment. we're talking about president obama taking his show on the road to get the support of the american people for a tax cut -- you wouldn't think you would have to go out and put pressure on congress to give 98% of americans a tax cut. but it shows you how out of touch with the american people,
. >> they don't do religious institutions. >> stephanie: right. i think especially in this post election holiday time it is good to say look, people that we even disagree with can have their heart in the right place and doing good work. which is the salvation army is, obviously their views are against homosexuality. i'm a big obvious looking lesbian and they called me after hurricane katrina. >> i don't think they would turn down aid after a natural disaster. >> and there are places where they may be the only place that can offer to different communities. but they needed to come into the 21st century. just like the boy scouts. >> stephanie: yes, your morals are in the right place. 29 minutes after the hour. we'll be right back on "the stephanie miller show." so the last thing our country needs is to have fewer teachers in our schools. >> those greedy teachers, cops and firemen, clearly. soft, sweet coconut covered in rich, creamy chocolate. almond joy and mounds. unwrap paradise. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> announcer: ah ah, you fools. you fell victim to one of the classic blunders. the first is neve
coming up and developing right now, jesse jackson jr. resigning from congress two weeks after winning re-election to the house of representatives. the fallout from washington, dc, all ahead, unless breaking news changes everything. first from fox at 3:00, we are now an hour into a cease-fire between israel and hamas. the two sides reached a deal today after a week of rocket attacks and missile strikes and bombings that killed an israeli soldier, palestinian militant and dozens of civilians. egypt's foreign minister announced this in cairo alongside secretary of state, hillary clinton. in jerusalem, the israeli prime minister, binyamin netanyahu, confirmed the deal saying that he had agreed to give the cease-fire a chance after speaking with president obama. secretary of state, hillary clinton said the united states and egypt will work together in working toward long-term peace in the middle east. listen. >> the united states welcomes the agreement today if a cease-fire in gaza, and now a broader calm returns. >> the truce is hours after a bomb tore through a bus near israel's defense ministry in
: this is disconcerting once again. instid of members that we elect to congress to get things done for us. they can't sit in the room for a photoop and now back out on the campaign trial and people making youtube videos about what they think about the fiscal cliff. that's what the administration is asking people to do to convince members of congress to vote. what about saving that time and actually doing the job we elected you to do to sit in the room and get something done. >> steve: according to the president's side. he learned a valuable lesson in the summer of 2011 when they tried to get a grand bargain with john boehner. he will negotiate with the congress. we'll go out campaign style. it never ends . gretch mentioned twitter, they have launchhed a hash tag my 2 k to get people to explain how it impacts them. it is turning out to be a dud. >> brian: two things to be noted. dick durbin gave the encouraging quote. everything should be on the table. we have to get ourselves out of i had to read it three times because he is number two ranking democrat. and i read behind the scenes, it is a disaster in t
may recall very quickly here that during his first white house news conference after his re-election, president obama took exception to republican senators critical of rice saying, quote if they want to come after anyone, they should come after him, after me. bill: he said it with force. kelly, thank you. waiting on the meeting in washington. martha: ambassador rice, reportedly as we were saying one of the top candidates to replace secretary of state hillary clinton and the president seemed to lay down the gauntlet to senators mccain and graham if the first news confriends after the election. kelly referred to this moment. let's look at it from november the 14th. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. martha: that is really the feistiest moment of that news conference. the president, who you see here, with ambassador susan rice and former president bill clinton and others they are described as close and president obama made it clear that republican opposition from will not keep him from nominating her for second irat tha
been elected because romney had vowed to throw the whole thing out. >> it made it a moot point. >> exactly. >> bill: right. so they say this is inevitable. here it comes. so we'll have the lower court decide. >> it's very interesting because it's two issues that were encumbered. two new ripe issues, they'll hear this in the spring of 2013, which means it could go back up to the supreme court and still could get struck down, imagine that. >> bill: just this part of it. >> based on these grounds. >> bill: all right. many people know that guilfoyle was once first lady of san francisco. >> and clothed, thank you. >> bill: we expected that. so you were i guess the most powerful woman in town. so you're there and you understand the rhythms of the city. beautiful city, by the way. now the city has gone totally crazy, right? >> yes. >> bill: how long were you first lady? how long ago was that? >> now, what was it? six years ago. >> bill: six years ago. in the six-year period, they want to bangled fish, they want to do this and that. >> it's very disturbing because what they had was peo
that was dictated by the election results and it's dictated by the election results and the republicans can't be the people who hold back the entire movement of taxes and tax cuts extended for most people and i wish they could keep the highest tax rates slow where they are, because that's where the job creators are, and i think that the republicans will ultimately come to a deal and you know, they have to, otherwise, obama could hold it over their heads and beat them with it and claim that the republicans are the recalcitrant holdovers and i hope they don't do too much. stuart: i haven't heard anything on the other side of the fence, which is entitlement reform and spending cuts and that's ignored on the tax side of things. >> well, it's all politics, stuart. you know, they don't have to move right now. they just want to the let the republicans sit there and stew in their own juices, which is what's going on. the faster the democrats act the less political gain from the pressure under republicans. there's no real incentive for democrats to come out and be accommodative and they won't be unt
as a result of paying it earlier. >> adelson loses in the election so he realizes rates are going higher so he pays a special -- >> i don't know what the numbers add up to. he spent over -- how many millions did he spend? >> for investors that want to catch the next one, it's a shot in the dark to know who will be -- we're kind of running out of time here. >> the clock is ticking. >> go to one where you have grandkids relying on the dividend. anyone out there? >> it's great point. >> generation skip? >> walton grandkids, $800 million a month in dividends. >> how do you spend all that? >> i don't know. >> but brown forman is a fantastically performing -- a real winner. you may know this as jack daniels. very successful -- very successful growth company. as has bean. these are very, very cash flow spewing companies and they're giving it to you. i love it. i really do. >> it's amazing. >> we talked about it so long ago after the election you started to see it pop one after another. walmart setting the tone. >> returning capital to share holders is a theme. adt as well increasing its share repurch
roosevelts election derailed from the depression. >> gretchen: stewart varney went back to the 30s and fast forward here. >> not just me. first year of fdr's second term was 1937 and it was a terrible year for the economy. dow jones industrial was cut in half . unemployment 15 percent and it was a depression within the big depression of the 1930s. is the parallels between then and now. fdr raised taxings. president obama is going to raise taxes. many of the big themed policies of the first term of fdr were implemented in the second term. same with president obama and think obama care and financial reform . attacking wall street as the villian. president roosevelt did that . wall street was the villians and shades of that exactly. 2013 president obama wall street is the villiage and then the rearrangement of society. fdr tried to do it. and president obama is doing it and run away government spending. parallels are there and hope it doesn't work out like it did then. >> we want all americans back to work. and back in the 30s industrial plummeted 34 percent in the first year of the second ter
optimistic, a lot are arguing you have fewer people in the middle in both parties as a result of the election and don't have democrats willing to make the concessions of on spending cuts and health care, medicare as you don't have republicans on one side, but i think -- i had bob corker on yesterday or the day before with klim clyburn yesterday and they were praise ing -- clyburn was praising what corker had to say. the president has a lot of leverage. what he said to congressman cummings, don't pack your bags. we're going to be around pore a while. i have alan simpson coming on our show. >> fantastic. >> all right, andrea mitchell. 1:00, thanks. >> thank you so much, andrea. up next, baseball loses marvin miller. if you don't know the name, you ought to know the name. perhaps the most influential figure -- >> absolutely. >> baseball but also in the history of professional sports. mike barnicle will help explain why. sports is next. two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. to
to get elected. so that is first, the second one of the first one on gainful employment we talked about trying to, the importance of driving incentives. this was an attempt to say, okay, what are the outcomes that we're really shooting for in the post-secondary space? there are a lot of things that are important around learning and social capital but in particular in this time, in our country, people's ability to get out, get jobs to pay them enough money to pay back their loans, at a minimum threshold seem like a pretty good indicator whether or not post-secondary institution provided them with good service. people reacted to this. reacted to it for a number of different reasons i think. one, i think that was, fair is that for-profits, because of where we were, without reauthorization of things like that, for-profits and career oriented programs including in non-profits were targeted first for the gainful employment regulation. they felt like we're going to operate under different rules than some of the others. that i kind of understand but a general pushback on hey, we're trying to mo
from left on the president to hold the line. he won the election, he told labor leaders last week, prior to meetings on friday, with capitol hill leaders he was going to hold the line. the white house's taking a tough tact here. >> congressman ellison suggests that is not enough on politics nation last night. let's take a listen. >> all of those guys who signed pledges for grover norquist, they're still around. i think the tea party was somewhat of a fleeting moment. here one day, gone the next. but those entrenched interests that always want to push more and more of the cost of running society on the people who can least afford it, they haven't gone anywhere. i think it's a good time to start thinking about some protests and some folks calling for a fair deal for the american people. >> steve, do you think this is something that's going to inspire people to make their voices heard like the tea party, there on the other side? i don't know about here today, gone the next? do you think they're really gone or they're here? >> they're absolutely here. they're a major force. if the tea
which he issued last week which prevents any challenge to his decisions until new parliament is elected. today police are firing tear gas at protestors. susan rice the u.s. ambassador to the united nations is going to meet with people regarding the libya killing. >> reporter: ambassador susan rice suggested that the benghazi attack was spontaneous violence. the obama administration later said it was a terrorist attack. rice heads to capitol hill today to meet with three of her harshest critics senators john mccain, lindsay graham and kelly ayotte. mccain now willing to hear her side of the story. >> i will be glad to meet with her and listen to her positions and justification for her comments but i'm -- i'm very unhappy with her performance. >> reporter: graham is also looking forward to hearing from rice. >> there will be a lot of questions asked of her about this event and others. >> reporter: ayotte told cnn that rice's staff contacted her about the meeting. she believes it will focus on rice's, quote, representations of what happened at benghazi. rice is considered a top pick to rep
of pledges including the tax pledge. when i ran for re-election i said i'm not signing any pledges. i'm going to do what's right. i'm not going to get into the game or sign or not sign pledges. look, from president obama's perspective and the democrats perspective, part of the exercise is to get more revenues from the wealthy, there's lots of different ways to do that. it doesn't necessarily need to be rates although it could be. but there's lots of ways to do that. at least they're in the ball park with each other on the revenue side. the thing that i think should be more troubling to people who are watching this debate is the apparent, at least current lack of progress on the entitlement reform and restructuring side. >> that's where i wanted to pick this up. we can talk about how we're going to make up revenue but we're talking about to use governor pawlenty's metaphor the trim on the wings of his airplane but i'm afraid the news you made this morning soledad is dick durbin seems to be very clear he's not in on one of these wings as governor pawlenty describes him. spending will not be par
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